Ford C1 platform

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Ford C1 platform
Ford Focus II (Modellpflege, seit 2008) front MJ.JPG
Overview
Manufacturer
Also called
  • Volvo P1 platform
  • Mazda BK platform
Production2003–present
Body and chassis
ClassCompact platform
RelatedFord EUCD platform
Chronology
PredecessorFord C170 platform
SuccessorFord Global C platform

The Ford C1 platform (for "compact class") is Ford's global compact car automobile platform. It replaces Ford C170 platform and Mazda's BJ platform. The C1 platform debuted with the European Ford Focus C-Max compact MPV in early 2004. The platform is designed for either front- or all wheel drive.

The C platform was designed in the Ford development center at Europe Cologne, Germany, as the "C Technologies Program". It was said to be one of the largest platform programs in history at that time. The Ford Focus, Volvo S40 and V50, and Mazda3 (BK & BL) share about 60 percent of their parts and components. Thirty engineers each from Ford, Mazda, and Volvo worked in Cologne for two years to combine the compact car engineering for all three automakers under the direction of Ford Director of C Technologies Derrick Kuzak, Ford of Europe vice president of product development.[1]

The C1 platform has been stretched creating the EUCD for use in future Volvo vehicles.[citation needed]

Among all of the cars, the floorpan is different, but the front- and rear-subframes, suspension, steering, braking, safety, and some[2] electrical components are shared.[citation needed]

Vehicles using this platform include the following:

Global C platform[edit]

The C1 platform has been replaced by the Global C platform (or C-car)[3] and combines three previous platforms as part of Ford's "One Ford" efficiency drive.[4]

Ford global C platform vehicles:

Vehicles partially based on global C platform:

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bradford Wernle (24 March 2003). "C Technologies: Common parts mean compromise for Ford, Volvo, Mazda". autoweek.com. Automotive News Europe. Archived from the original on 6 November 2016. Retrieved 25 May 2003.
  2. ^ theshadow27 (30 May 2016). "Volvo P1 CEM Teardown". www.skbowe.com. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  3. ^ Paul Horrell (5 November 2010). "Big 10: Ford's Global C-Car Platform". Motor Trend. Archived from the original on 26 May 2016. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  4. ^ a b Joseph B. White (1 November 2012). "Ford CEO Mulally to Stay "Through At Least 2014."". Wall Street Journal. Archived from the original on 17 March 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2018.
  5. ^ a b Matthew Hayward (9 April 2013). "2013 Ford Kuga 2.0 TDCI Powershift review". Evo Magazine. Archived from the original on 4 January 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  6. ^ Alexander Stoklosa (September 2012). "2014 Ford Transit Connect Unveiled in Europe, Arrives Here Next Year". Car & Driver. Archived from the original on 21 June 2017. Retrieved 17 April 2013.
  7. ^ "Volvo V40 Review". Auto Express. 30 November 2017. Retrieved 4 January 2018.